Does Your Board Understand Why Physicians Are Employed?

One challenge health system executives continue to face is board concerns about physician employment. The subsidies are at times high, the rationale for employment is often elusive, and the value is not always crystal clear.

Physician Employment and the Board

Numerous clients have asked HSG for assistance in providing board education regarding physician employment. Driving this request are the frequent questions they receive from board members about why the hospital must support physicians who were previously independent. And, skittish about legal concerns, such as buying referrals, clients find it a difficult question to answer. A […]